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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:48pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Earlon says:
If you like Classic TV from of the 50's, I found a catalog site that makes it easy to find and watch episodes streaming from Archive.org at:

If he’s directly linked to the archive, then he’s leeching the site of bandwidth. Isn’t that illegal?

The link to “Uncle Earl’s Classic TV Channel” says:
These television programs have been collected by hundreds of contributors and lovingly deposited at Archive.org to share with the World. This is a catalogue of that collective work. This collection will grow as I find more and more shows to feature. New program libraries are apt to appear at any time. Suggestions? To contact the librarian, send email to Earl@Solie.org

THERE's the addy that eveyone should write to to complain!

This post was modified by skybandit on 2010-02-22 04:48:59

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Poster: cosmico Date: Feb 21, 2010 9:23pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Here's his web domain info from a public WHOIS records search:

Domain ID:D81524252-LROR
Domain Name:SOLIE.ORG
Created On:22-Dec-2001 02:40:23 UTC
Last Updated On:08-Jul-2009 01:26:30 UTC
Expiration Date:22-Dec-2010 02:40:23 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Melbourne IT, Ltd (R52-LROR)
Status:OK
Registrant ID:10687653636710
Registrant Name:Earl Oliver
Registrant Street1:386 Perkins Drive
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Registrant City:Hayward
Registrant State/Province:CA
Registrant Postal Code:94541
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+99.999999999999
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Registrant Email:jumpcity@solie.org
Admin ID:10687653657920
Admin Name:Earl Oliver
Admin Street1:386 Perkins Drive
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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:59pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Earl Oliver owns:
Jump City Productions
386 Perkins Drive
Hayward CA 94541
Telephone: 510 481 0618

Seems like the stuff he's uploaded here has been for the purposes of advertising himself, his band, or his business. I don't think he's uploaded anything that's PD.

Far be it from me to suggest we all clog his answering machine with rude messages...

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Poster: cosmico Date: Feb 21, 2010 10:36pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Here is "Earlon":

http://www.archive.org/details/test_video_earlon

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 22, 2010 2:00am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

And THIS is a list of all of his uploads. I would think that the wrestling video at the top of the list would be copyright.

It's annoying that this guy is implying on his site that he has uploaded most of these TV shows. I hate that this guy might eventually be making ad revenue off his site. If my IA videos are being used on ad-share sites, I would prefer the revenues to be coming back into IA than going to some freeloader.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2010-02-22 10:00:34

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Poster: fedupwithgarbage Date: Feb 22, 2010 8:55pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

That's hilarious coming from the guy that gets all kinds of videos pulled off of IA and then runs an Ebay store where he'll sell them to ya? Kinda like the pot calling the kettle black wouldn't ya say?

And I don't think anyone here should really be scared someone might get rich from stealing your blurry little 320 x 240 WMV files.

Geesh, give me a break.



This post was modified by fedupwithgarbage on 2010-02-23 04:55:18

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 22, 2010 10:01pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Fedupwithgarbage,

Firstly, I do not sell items sourced from IA on my ebay store. My DVDs are made off MY OWN transfers of film prints and videos from MY OWN collection of over 4000 films. 99% of the films I sell are not PD in the USA and have never been available on IA. They are PD in Australia, were I live and work. Most of the films I sell on Ebay that are also on IA are on IA because I uploaded them.

Secondly, most of the money I make on EBAY goes towards building my collection of ephemoral films which is being contributed to IA HERE

Thirdly, of the 100s of items I have uploaded to the IA only about a dozen have been Ipod files. The vast majority are 640x480 div-x, high quality WMV (640x480 1.5MBPS), high quality Mpeg2 and MP4 files. The only other exceptions are things sourced from VCDs. I upload them in Mpeg1 because it is pointless marking up the digital encoding for no effect.

From your reviews of some of my items you seem to lack the fundamental understanding that a bad 8mm print of a rare film is never going to look perfect (or in some cases even acceptible) whether it is transferred and encoded to 320x240 or 1080 HD. For this reason alone I find your reviews and commentary to be the stuff of which you claim to be fed up with.

As I always say to people like you, "If you think you can do better: do it or shut up."

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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 28, 2010 4:28pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

From everyone that has contributed to this site to everyone who whines and complains without uploading a single item:
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I rest my case.

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Poster: CarlKress Date: Feb 28, 2010 3:57pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

You people are ridiculous. I went over and looked at that site and nowhere on it does the guy say or even imply that he uploaded the videos he displays. In fact every one of the player pages I looked at had a link back to the original Archive.org page for that video.

He has nothing for sale there - just free access to streaming videos, with a very easy to navigate site.

To imply that he is somehow stealing from you is ludicrous. As if you "own" any of the stuff you upload. Why do you put your videos on line with embed codes if you don't expect people to display your videos on their sites?

I am glad that I came across this discussion and learned about the "Uncle Earl" site. I work for a Public Access TV station and come to Archive.org to download Public Domain TV shows to use as filler in our schedule. Am I "stealing"? I don't think so, and neither is that guy.

What I like is that he has gone to the trouble to locate all these shows and catalog them. Makes it really easy for me to find and download usable programs for the station. I am grateful too him, and you should be as well, since he's making it easier to find and view your videos.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 28, 2010 11:52pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

The main problem, other than the spaming, I have with the Uncle Earl site is that it directly reproduces my written text descriptions on my uploads that have been reused, without attribution or permission. The publishing of written text on a page with a public domain item neither dedicates the text to the public domain nor licenses it for redistribution. The terms of service and FAQs on Archive.org suggest that re-users are responsible for seeking clarification on rights associated with the material on the page. Archive.org suggests leaving a review including a question or contacting the up-loader through the forums.

Spaming and blatant disregard for copyright are valid concerns not "ridiculous". Ad to that, the page has ad links connected to the view counter.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 1, 2010 1:36am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Also, by giving out his web domain address (solie.org) in his spam posts, his full contact info became public. All one needed to do was go to any one of many hundreds of WHOIS pages and type in his domain name to get full info. Since he wasn't reponding to appeals on the forum, it was one way to contact him to let him know he was acting out of line, and being "very uncool and quite disrespectful" toward others here.


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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 28, 2010 4:30pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

I was referring to stealing bandwidth. If he's directly linked to this site, then it's this site that has to pay for the bandwidth usage whenever somebody watches one of his videos.

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Poster: CarlKress Date: Feb 28, 2010 5:17pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Stealing bandwidth?? Are you kidding me? You don't get out much do you.

Do you have any idea how many web sites there are out there that stream video off of Archive.org? Dozens, if not hundreds of them. I know because I am always out looking for programs for our station. Most of them carry ads and many sell DVDs - none of them navigate as easily as the site we are talking about, which is completely non-commercial as far as I can tell.

Spamming your Review section was a bonehead stunt but as
I read the posts down the page, the only thing I see that might be illegal in this situation are the calls for people to harass the guy.

I think that IS illegal in several States.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Feb 28, 2010 5:47pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Lots of people spam the Archive here and there, but his spamming was massive and rapid-fire. We asked and eventually demanded that the spamming stop. He deserved to be called on it until he stopped. What was it, 208 spam posts in less than 24 hours? There's no defense for that.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Feb 28, 2010 4:50pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

That post sounded like it came from a personal friend of Earlon's. Just a guess. ;)

What several of us found quite annoying if not outright offensive was Earlon's massive spam posting of fake reviews, over 200 in one day I believe, which were in fact nothing but blatant and tasteless plugs for his own website. A real no-class stunt on Earlon's part. He deserved to be called on the carpet for it, and he was.

As you were, skybandit. :)

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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 28, 2010 5:00pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

I'm gonna smoke- er, take my blood pressure medicine now...

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Poster: cosmico Date: Feb 28, 2010 5:13pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

Meditation, a b-movie, pizza and root beer works for me.

OMMMMMMMmmmmm Solaranite...glug glug crunch!

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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 28, 2010 4:59pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: STOP POSTING SPAM 'REVIEWS' ON MY ITEMS

I'm gonna smoke- er, take my blood pressure medicine now...